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1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
+44 1789 269462
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09:30 - 00:00
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only stopped for cocktails but the food looked delicious. Cocktails were strong and tasted lovely. I loved the decor, old designed in a modern, contemporary way. Busy, good atmosphere, efficient friendly service. Right by the river so good location too. I could spend many hours there with friends or family.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were staying in Stratford for the night and looking for a friendly place to eat decided on the Encore. We were not disappointed the selection of ale was good the food quality and great selection. But most of all was the great service table service bringing both food and drinks. Advice and a smile was Ed what a great... More 

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Caerleon
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long overdue review. My wife and I had dinner here (mid-January 2017) for the 2nd year in a row, on our anniversary and were treated wonderfully by all the staff. We booked ahead to have Chateaubriand and enjoyed it enormously. We asked for a romantic table and got one. After dinner we enjoyed sitting in the extremely comfy chairs downstairs,... More 

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Warrington
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My favourite bar in Stratford upon Avon, cool background music, clean and fresh facilities, the food and wine are lovely, staff friendly efficient and welcoming, lovely bar and restaurant, very relaxing.

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Thank CazNSte
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Stratford for the day, we went in to the Encore for breakfast as it was very central. We had quite a substantial meal with two eggs, bacon, tomato, black pudding, sausage and beans. Set us up for the day of shopping and going to the theatre. The staff were very welcoming and price was very reasonable

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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this pub. Location (tick) Quality looking building (tick) Beer choice (tick) Service (tick). Have only ever drank here however will need to try the food at some point. Have been with friends in the past, and with the wife on a couple of occasions. Its not cheap but does have plenty to offer. Cheers

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Thank Matt H
General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thank you for your 5* review. We're pleased we tick all the boxes and you enjoy drinking at The Encore. We would encourage you to come and dine with us: we don't think you'll be disappointed. We hope to see you again soon. :-) John Guest Care Manager More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my 30th and we booked the downstairs restaurant for 36 of us. The whole booking process was so easy and the pre-orders were all perfect. Our server on the evening was Jess. She literally made our whole night, especially with us being such a large party. All of the food was exactly as ordered, and fab! They helped... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your kind words and the 5* review. We're pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your evening at Encore. I will pass your comments on to Jess, who I'm sure will be over the moon with this lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. :-) John Guest Care Manager More 

doncaster
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195 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Encore has so much character,you must have to go!Don't just stay downstairs,have a look upstairs as well! Lovely seating and wonderful floors gives this place so much appeal. The wine list is good with a nice selection of world wines,the food is also good with many slightly unusual dishes on the menu.

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General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this review

Hi Freddie, Thank you for your kind words and the positive review. We think The Encore has a lot to offer, and we're glad you think so too. We're always revising what we offer, so please do come back soon. John Guest Care Manager More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My favourite watering hole in Stratford. Great atmosphere, great staff and decent meals. Worth a visit, but be patient if looking for a table... definitely worth the wait.

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General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, we look forward to your return. John Guest Care Manager More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute reservation and I'm pleased we settled on this place. My starter (scallops) and main (steak and lobster) were cooked to perfection. Only thing about my food I didn't like was the fact that my seasonal greens were swimming in butter. Partner had a lovely main (wagyu burger) but didn't enjoy his starter (soup) and the dessert wasn't the... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Encore, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us valued feedback regarding our service and standards levels. It is very pleasing to hear that we managed to accommodate you at short notice and that you really enjoyed your starter and mains, however we can only apologise for the volume of butter within your greens. Please be assured that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:30
Monday
09:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 00:00
Thursday
09:30 - 00:00
Friday
09:30 - 00:00
Saturday
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 269462
Description
An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings,The Encore serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?